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  • Had I seen Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser hanging out at the nearby bar trying to cadge a drink from the iron-faced barista, I wouldn't have been surprised.

    MIND MELD: Real-Life Places That Inspire Exceptional World Building

  • The more stereotypical iron-faced librarians, with horn-rimmed glasses and a capacity for unspeakable deeds, patrolled the reference area, enforcing the strict rules on silence, shelving, and pencils only.

    The Bloomsday Dead

  • I, on the other hand, came into the world fighting, could manipulate my iron-faced Scots nurse by the time I was three, and had lost any innocence and wisdom I once may have had by the time I hit puberty.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • Kassianos heard it scrape against the iron-faced timbers of the gate.

    Counting Up, Counting Down

  • The Gallosian armsmen appeared well before midmorning, the lead riders bearing purple pennons, and all riders bore polished oval iron-faced shields that shimmered in the sunlight.

    The White Order

  • T'fyrr had not had a chance to look them over before he stepped up to make his speech, but now he saw that among the grey, black, and brown robes, there were two men dressed in the red robes of Justiciars, two men and a woman in the deeper burgundy of Justiciar Mages, and one iron-faced individual in the white and purple robes of a Bishop.

    The Eagle And The Nightingale

  • She whirled, fighting a gasp of shock as a big, iron-faced woman in the black clothes of the Prince's sasenna pushed her back into the room.

    The Silent Tower

  • The old witch, the iron-faced creature, eyeing her as if she wanted to steal something!

    Juggernaut

  • This may be accomplished by neatly sawing to the line and paring the end of the wood with a sharp chisel, or by bringing the wood to a finish with a finely-set plane, such as an iron-faced smoothing plane.

    Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.

  • The iron-faced plough wounds the soil and many creatures that live in the soil.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

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